2008 Softball Schedule Released
The season begins Feb. 7 at Savannah State and continues with road games at Mercer (Feb. 9) and Jacksonville (Feb. 13).
The first home date is the GSU Invitational Feb. 15-17. The homestand continues with North Florida (Feb. 20), the GSU Eagle Classic (Feb. 22-24) and Georgia State (Feb. 26).
The month of March sees the Eagles primarily on the road, but not before hosting new Division I member Presbyterian on the 5th. The team leaves Statesboro for tournaments at Auburn (March 7-9) and South Florida (March 14-16) and opens SoCon play at Furman (March 21-22). After a twinbill at NCAA Tournament participant Florida State on March 26, the Eagles play host to the College of Charleston in the final weekend of the month (March 29-30).
Georgia Southern welcomes Elon on April 5-6 and Florida A&M on the 9th. The homestand is broken up with a trip to UNC Greensboro (April 12-13) but continues with clashes against in-state rival Georgia Tech (April 16), Western Carolina (April 19-20) and Savannah State (April 22). The team closes out April with a series at Appalachian State (April 26-27).
GSU wraps up the regular season at home against Chattanooga (May 3-4) before heading out to the SoCon Tournament which lasts May 7-10 in Charleston. The last two seasons have seen the Eagles reach the tournament championship game, emerging as victors in 2006 to advance to their first-ever NCAA appearance.
“I am pleased with how our schedule is set up this year,” said head coach Natalie Poole. “I believe that we play a combination of teams that will be a challenge to us and others that will be confidence builders. We will be hosting two tournaments that will enable us to be home on back to back weekends. We will also see good competition in tournaments at Samford, Auburn, and South Florida. Our games in preseason will definitely prepare us to be successful for our regular season conference play.”
- Category: Softball
- Published on Thursday, 13 September 2007 00:13